Harry Styles has been avoiding haircuts for quite some time now, but he recently revealed that he’s not going to keep letting his hair grow out forever. It might please One Direction fans to see Harry with hair down to his knees, but the singer is only planning on letting his lengthy locks grow nipple-length before finally cutting them off. In other words, don’t expect Harry to spend part of his band’s upcoming break playing a male version of Rapunzel in a live-action movie about the fairy tale character.
According to Harry Styles, his decision to grow his hair out wasn’t just an aesthetic choice — it was also a charitable one. During One Direction’s recent interview on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Harry was questioned about his hair plans. As MTV News reports, James Corden asked Harry Styles just how long he’s going to let his wavy hairstyle get before he lops off his locks, and Harry put his hands up by his nipples.
Harry Styles actually has four nipples, according to E! News. However, when talking about his hair length, he didn’t gesture to his lowest bonus nipple, which is located on his right side in the middle of his rib cage. Instead, Harry indicated that he’s going to grow his hair out until it’s barely long enough to cover up his normally situated nipples. Harry explained that he plans on donating his hair to charity, and he’s hoping to help a very lucky girl by giving away nine inches of his famous curls. Harry has about four inches to go to get there, so his hair is going to remain long for a long time. According to InStyle, the average rate of hair growth is half an inch per month, which means that Harry Styles will have to keep growing his hair out for another eight months before he makes his donation.
Locks of Love requires ten inches of hair to make a hairpiece, so Harry Styles is likely donating his locks to a different charity. Pantene Beautiful Lengths only requires eight inches, so perhaps this is the charity Harry has chosen. The hair donated to Pantene Beautiful Lengths is used to create wigs for women suffering from cancer who have lost their own hair while undergoing chemotherapy treatments. Pantene partnered with the American Cancer Society to create the Beautiful Lengths charity program.
James Corden isn’t the only celebrity who has quizzed Harry Styles about his hairy style. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Prince Harry commented on the One Direction singer’s hair at last month’s Royal Variety Performance. Styles and his bandmates got to meet the royal after their performance, and the first thing Prince Harry noticed was Harry Styles’ long locks.
“When was the last time you had a haircut?” the royal quipped.
Prince Harry probably wouldn’t have poked fun at Harry Styles’ hair had he known that the singer was growing it out for a good cause.
Harry Styles has a long history of doing things to put smiles on the faces of cancer patients, and most of them don’t involve his hair. Back in October, Styles met with a One Direction fan suffering from a rare form of cancer called Clear Cell Sarcoma. The singer gifted 16-year-old Abbie with a diamond heart-shaped necklace after meeting her backstage at a Rays of Sunshine Children’s Charity concert in London.
“I still can’t believe what has happened as it as the most surreal experience ever but by far one of the best days of my life,” Abbie said after her encounter with her idol.
According to Hollywood Life, Harry Styles also recorded a sweet video for a fan suffering from leukemia. Earlier this year, he surprised Brianna by creating the video below.
— MRHS Class of 2018 (@MRHSclassof2018) February 25, 2015
Are you sad that Harry Styles is eventually going to get rid of his magnificent mane, or will you love him even more after he gives his hair away to brighten a cancer patient’s day?
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